Never do medical research on the web.

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  1. Sgt127

    Sgt127

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    If I have some minor ache or pain, and I google it, there is no doubt I have stage 4 cancer in some part of my body.

    Simple solution, I take some Motrin and ignore it. (I suppose after a while, I’d mention it to my doctor) but, I don’t look things up anymore.

    But still,

    I keep getting ads like this.


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    Really? I’m 58 years old, never smoked and, after a really great career and having fun doing it, ever single trivial Soreness I’ve earned is unquestionably, some horrific malady.

    I had an old doctor years ago. I was complaining about my shoulder hurting.

    Looked at me and said:

    “After the age of 45, if you wake up without any aches and pains, it’s a sign you passed during the night.”

    Is it really a public service campaign or, are they just drumming up business?
     
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  2. Ramjet38

    Ramjet38 Mentally Frozen

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    I may die today
    I may die tomorrow
    I may die happy
    I may die in sorrow

    But I will live until then.
     
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  3. WABOOM

    WABOOM

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    The other day I searched for "roof of mouth feels rough" and it said I have either Herpes, Oral Cancer.
    Turns out it was from eating a clubhouse sandwich.
     
  4. Lt. Donn

    Lt. Donn PSO Survivor. currently in NW Georgia

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    there are few common maladies which cannot be remedied or at least helped by taking a couple of Vicodin and chasing them with 2 fingers of a good sgl malt scotch
     
  5. Blanton

    Blanton

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    If you're going to look for medical answers online it's wise to go to reputable medical sites, i.e. Medscape, Cleveland Clinic, Epocrates, WebMD, etc. Otherwise you get what you get.....
     
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  6. peng

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    Even the legitimate sites can only guess based on a collection of symptoms though.

    I suggest going to Whole Foods instead. They have medical experts on staff. The downside is you will leave with Candida and a Gluten intolerance, but the good thing is they have probiotics and homeopathy so that covers 99% of everything.
     
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  7. rainman33

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    I think they have to suggest the worst possible outcome so you’ll just drag your ass to the doctor.
     
  8. Nemesis.

    Nemesis.

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    Yeah, I hadda pain. I looked it up on a med link at a russian midget porn site and kept following the med links and now I have every disease known to man except "housemaid's knee" and I wonder why I don't have that.

    Plus, my phone picked up a virus from the above research and I can't get it back until I send the FBI $100.
     
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  9. willie_pete

    willie_pete NRA Life Member

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    Reminds me of Lincoln's quote.

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  10. sciolist

    sciolist On the Border

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    I guess nothing in recent times has helped us as much as the ability to access unlimited information instantaneously. And for damn sure, nothing else has hurt us as much.
     
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  11. Upgrayedd

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    Now my shoulder hurts. Is it cancer?

    I have no problem with people looking for medical advise online, but I hate it when people look online and then think they know more than the medical professionals.
     
  12. G19 DB

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    Yeah, mine was from Captain Crunch. :D
     
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  13. LostinTexas

    LostinTexas Exploring Alternate Routes

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    It would seem you should really reconsider your choice in search engines and browser.
    If you are getting things like this, you have worse problems than sneaky lung cancer.
    :outtahere:
     
  14. pittpa

    pittpa What did I come in here for?

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    My butt hurt, then I found out it was from something I read here.


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    Oldschooltube Flux Capacitor Technician

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    Doctor: So what brings you here today?

    Patient: Well my _____ is a little sore.

    Doctor: OK, let’s have a look.

    Patient: I read online...

    **SLAP**

    Doctor: Shut up, now your face hurts too!
     
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  16. Nemesis.

    Nemesis.

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    Patient to doc: "My knees hurt all the time."

    Doc: "Lose weight and your knees will stop hurting. You're too fat."

    Patient, offended: "I want a second opinion."

    Doc: "Ok, you're ugly too."
     
  17. Nemesis.

    Nemesis.

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    A guy goes into a psychiatrist's office. "Doctor. Doctor, nobody will talk to me."

    The psychiatrist says, "Next!"
     
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    Wacky mother in law in the 80's and 90's could always diagnose ills with readers digest, she failed with every diagnosis!!!
     
  19. Batesmotel

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    I hurt.

    My Doc. says most people treat their body like a temple or an amusement park. They do nothing in life or hammer it with various chemicals.

    He says I treated mine like a demolition derby. The internet would probably say I’m just about to explode.
     
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